Yash Gupta is the Managing Partner of YGR. He founded YGR in 2018 – a Real Estate (RE) investment, development, technology and advisory platform – returning to his entrepreneurial roots after 25 years of leadership roles with Indian and international corporates, across India, US and Europe. His key strengths are formulation of successful India entry strategies, capability to navigate local complexity, identify, marshal and lead best-in-class talent, build strong trust-based networks/partnerships and his deep domain expertise in RE. Under YGR, he co-founded South Asia’s first real estate/construction technology platform, Blue Sky Ventures (BSV). BSV is partnering with global leaders in innovative built world technologies and funding their Asian and international market growth. It is enabling India’s first Built-World-Tech conference in Mumbai. From 2006 to 2017 he set-up and led Hines India as its Senior Managing Director and Country Head. Under his leadership, Hines India (raised and) investment managed over US$500M; evaluated more than 1000 deals; developed, leased, asset-managed and exited ~2M sft. of Office; invested and designed 1M sft of Residential and partnered with the largest business groups in India. He is commended for establishing a platform regarded as one of the best international RE investors, developers and managers in India. Between 1990 and 2005, Yash served as CEO of Silverglades, developing highly profitable large for-sale gated residential communities; Engagement Manager with McKinsey &Company, formulating cross-border strategies for financial services/PE industry and entrepreneurial CEO of Doorvani Cables. He serves on several industry and corporate boards, is South Asia Chair, YPO Real Estate Network and ex-RE committee chair, US-India business council . He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Boston and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.